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Roland Plat Adams
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Birth: Feb. 18, 1902
San Juan County
Utah, USA
Death: Feb. 14, 1930
Grand County
Utah, USA

Published in the San Juan Record on Feb 20, 1930. Some of the death details where left out.

Freight train hits truck at crossing East of Greenriver, killing both Men in Most Tragic Manner.

The People of Monticello received a shock that almost caused the suspension of business throughout the town. Friday afternoon last, when a phone message was repeated from mouth to mouth, stating that Peter Bailey and Roland Adams had been killed in a railroad crossing accident five miles east of Greenriver. Particluars of the tragedy were very meager at the time, though it was asserted that they both met instant death and relatives of the men immediately made preparations to go to the scene of the wreck and take charge of the bodies, Geo. Adams, J.M. and Ralph Bailey, Mrs. Peter Bailey and Mrs J.M. Bailey, starting as soon as they could.
The particulare of the deahful affair pieced together when all the facts became known, Were that Mr. Adams, who operated a fteight truck, had loaded five head of cattle belonging to Peter Bailey on it that morning, and Mr. Bailey had gone with them, expecting to market then in Price. They reached the railroad crossing at 12:10p.m. accourding to the engineer of the train which caused the accident. The fireman of the train said that he had seen the truck on the road traveling at about the same rate of speed that the train was going and a little ahead of it, but a half mile from the crossing, that he had watched the truck buyt supposed that it would naturally slow up before trying to cross the railroad. He stated tha a slight distance east of teh crossing the railroad ran thought a cut which obsturcted his view of the truck on the road, but as soon as he saw it agin he realized that the driver had not seen the train and that a collision was inevitable. He yelled to the engineer, but as the train was in less than 100 yards of the crossing at the time, it would have been impossible to stop. He watched the truck in fascination and said it looked as though just before reaching the crossing the driver of the truck had attempted to stop, but that the distance was too short and the truck was just half way over the crossing when the heavy engine with the long train behind, struck it just back of the cab, doubling the frame of the truck around the front of the engine, where it rode until the train could be stopped, a distance of over 800 yards. newell Dalton and Dan Granell, riding in a Moab garage truck, on their way to greenriver to Moab, were stopped about fifty yards away on the north side of the railraod, when the accident accurred. They both stated that the first intimation they had that anything had occured was when a large ball of fire enveloped the front of the engine, but as the train passed they saw the remnants of the truck riding the cow catcher. They of course, rushed up to the crossing and saw
***Sensored (Mr. Adams' Body)***.
They went on down the track to where the train had stopped, and helped extinguish the fire.
***Sensored (Mr. Bailey's Body)***
The bodies were loaded on the truck and taken to Greenriver, where they were prepared for shipment back to their homes in Monticello, the sad cortege reaching there Saturday afternoon.
The funeral was set for Tuesday morning, in orged ot allow relatives of the deceased to who lived a great distance to attend.

marriage date - June 2, 1926 Manti, Sanpete, UT
Family links: 
  George Albert Adams (1864 - 1935)
  Nancy Evelyn Mortensen Adams (1866 - 1938)
  Inez Dorius Adams (1902 - 1985)*
  Roland Dorius Adams (1927 - 1984)*
  Mary Cornelia Adams Perkins (1886 - 1980)*
  Minnie Ursula Adams (1887 - 1887)**
  Zola Evelyn Adams Nielson (1889 - 1971)**
  George Albert Adams (1891 - 1969)*
  Adella Adams Bronson (1896 - 1983)*
  Roland Plat Adams (1902 - 1930)
  Iva Faye Adams McCormick (1904 - 1995)**
  Donald Theone Adams (1907 - 1991)*
*Calculated relationship
Monticello City Cemetery
San Juan County
Utah, USA
Created by: Penny Burgess Gough
Record added: Jan 02, 2011
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Roland Plat Adams
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